This Chhattisgarh café gives Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a unique twist

Ambikapur Municipal Corporation

Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), July 24: A town in Chhattisgarh has come up with a novel way to carry out the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

The municipal corporation in Ambikapur has set up a ‘Garbage Café’ that provides free food to those who deposit plastic waste with them.

The move is a hit with ragpickers and homeless people in the town.

According to the scheme by Ambikapur Municipal Corporation, every kilo of trash deposited will earn a free lunch while half a kilo will earn a free breakfast.

“We are providing free food to those who bring 1 kg of plastic to us, it will help us in keeping the city clean,” Ambikapur mayor Ajay Tirkey was quoted as saying by ANI.

The Ambikapur Municipal Corporation, which has earmarked a budget of ₹550,000 for the cafe, also plans to build shelters for the homeless people in the town at a later stage.

The plastic waste which is being collected will be used to build roads.

News24 Bureau

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